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was with governor chris christie, correct? >> reporter: this is an unusual sight to see, to see president obama traveling around the state with governor chris christie. you have to remember that chris christie is a top surrogate for mitt romney and the keynote speaker at the republican national convention. the president had this message for voters. >> we need to make sure that everybody whose lost a loved one know they're in our thoughts and prayers. we are here for you. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: so far his team has said tomorrow he will be back on the trail and making stops in wisconsin, colorado and also nevada. >> so meanwhile, mitt romney resumes campaigning in the battleground of florida. seems like he's backing off the rhetoric a little bit. >> reporter: he's trying to strike this positive tone as he gets back out there on the campaign trail. today he has three different stops in that battleground of florida. he touched on the deviation along the east coast and didn't mention the opportunity to make a pitch to voters. >> 2
of the city's historic boardwalk was washed away by the storm. the state's governor chris christie saying any rescue operations will have to wait until sunrise. people along delaware's coastline have filled emergency shelters after the state's governor, jack markil asking for evaluation. firefighters say four unoccupied buildings have collapsed. no one was injured. at least 2 million people have lost power. five deaths have been report in new york state with deaths reported in new jersey, pennsylvania, connecticut, maryland and west virginia. trains, subways and bridges shut down. at least two major commuter tunnels and some subway tracks have been flooded. airlines have cancelled so far, at least 12,000 flights because of sandy. this afternoon, president obama said officials t after the stor. >> we have prepositioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. we're making sure that food and water and emergency generation is available for those communities that are going to be hardest hit. transportation is going to be tied up for a long time. and prob
did not. there's been a bit of a political pushback going on this evening. governor chris christie earlier this afternoon called out atlantic city mayor admonishing him for keeping shelters on this barrier island instead of bussing people off the island as they did last year during irene. and that's why we have a situation. let's walk over here and show you what the rest o of atlantic city is dealing with. this is an access ramp that takes you up to the boardwalk. so these are the streets of atlantic city down here. this is what it looks like. several feet of water covering the street. and here's where things became a problem. you have 400 people on the other side of the city who decided to ride out the storm and stay in their homes and as we talked earlier today, flood water was coming into those homes and there was no way for local emergency crews to get to them. so they had to mobilize national guard units to get those people out of their homes. things got so dangerous they had to pull the personnel back. so there were a couple hundred people still in their homes on the bay side
chris christie of new jersey toured the destruction on the jersey shore right near atlantic city. the mayor of atlantic city joins us this morning. let's talk specifically, sir, and thanks for joining us this morning, about the damage that's happened to atlantic city. you have the iconic boardwalk, you have the casinos, you have lots of hotels. fill me in on how atlantic city is faring. >> well, let me tell you that the boardwalk did suffer some major damage, but property can be replaced. the good news is in atlantic city and in atlantic county, that there was only one fatality. and when i say "only," i don't mean to minimize that fatality, one is too many, but given the catastrophic nature of this storm, i think we were blessed and spared that on the human side in terms of loss, there was one fatality and no real serious bodily injury to report. on the property side, a much different story. there is catastrophic damage all through the atlantic city, particularly on the boardwalk. >> as often is the case, i think some of the poorest neighborhoods got the worst damage spop where d
the images we're looking at right there. this was wednesday, president obama and chris christie touring some of the devastated areas. yes, they came together for all the right reasons. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention. he's a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure that it cautioned a lot of angst backstage, and i'm sure that in the obama campaign the operatives were saying, yes, we've got chris christie at our side with these extraordinary images, but, again, both sides say we now know where the votes are. we know there are very few undecided. need to get them to polls and on time on tuesday. >> as they are working to get people to the polls, mitt romney is saying i'm the agent of change and president obama is saying you know me. you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think that the country is ready to have this election over, matt, and they have pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have ev
with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there now with an update on these flooding concerns. >> good morning. a coastal flood warning remains in effect until 2:00 p.m. friday so that means even more flooding could come, not just here to old town alexandria but to areas all along the tidal area. so we are talking about washington, d.c., georgetown waterfront and even prince george's county as well. so here in alexandria, this is something they've been through many, many times. they are used to flooding here. yesterday, let's take a look at some of the picture
of sandy's landfall. chris christie noting that a lot of these people are unaccounted for. may be too late to get them until morning. 250,000 people without power here so it's going to be a long night if you're on one of the barrier islands. >> just lost her shot there. >> be safe. haurricane sandy is forcing several major oil refineries to shut tight and you know what that does to gas prices. mary thompson is live from baltimore. >> reporter: hey, bill, you know, brian schactman on live and sandy is south, of course, of the storm system, the storm north, and that's where the refineries in the northeast are located. now, in the wake of today's storm, and, of course, pending what happens tomorrow, a couple of refineries and some pipelines have shut down. let's give you the rundown. the linden refinery in new jersey or the phillips 66 shutting down completely along with the hess refinery. we have three others that are running at lower run raise, basically operating at very minimal levels, but they can get up and running again once the storm has passed. there's one refinery that was recently
. today, he visits new jersey to visit one of the areas hardest hit and one of his harshest critics, chris christie. surprisingly, he called the president and government efforts outstanding. mitt romney back on the road in florida. he collected some items for storm victims and called it a show of american spirit. many are hoping to hear more about his opinion about the government's reaction to the storm response. he has avoided those questions so far. maryland had lost two days of the early voting schedule, so officials have decided to extend it one more day. the poles remain open until 9:00 tonight. originally, early voting was scheduled to end on thursday, but it has been extended until friday. for a list of early voting sites around the state, go to our website, wbaltv.com. coming up, two brothers know where to be found this afternoon after they were swept away by flood waters. but their mother says was happening at the time of the incident. and this seemed caught by a security camera in new york city. >> two boys are still nowhere to be found in new york city after being swept away by
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probably heard the spat going on between new jersey governor chris christie and the mayor of atlantic city. the governor says the mayor didn't do enough to get people to take it seriously about leaving. the bottom line is that the water is all gone. this is where i was standing yesterday. this was waist deep at one point. the water has receded. still a lot of flooding. and we are seeing a number of coast guard overflies that started again at first light this morning around 7:00 am. and they're doing an evaluation of whether or not there need to be rescues. we've not heard of active search and rescues. they are evaluating flooding, seeing who needs help. that's the boredwalk behind me, about three-quarters of a mile down. you can see those red lights. mostly just emergency vehicles around town. no serious damage. there are power outages here in atlantic city, carol. >> i'm sure. ali velshi reporting live from atlantic city, new jersey. >>> we've been telling you all morning long about a breach in a levee in new jersey that has flooded at least four towns. the floodwaters are very deep right
of atlantic city and new jersey governor chris christie. christie felt the mayor didn't take the warning seriously enough, didn't pass it on to the residents of atlantic city to get out, and he told them if you haven't gotten out at that point, stay. chris christie said that was the wrong thing to do. we spoke to the mayor on anderson's show and he said the governor doesn't know what he's talking about. people are hunk erg down. four to five people in shelters here in atlantic city. the gusts just whipped up around me right now. while the water levels are receding, we're still getting the back end of the storm. all indications are we have at least an hour more of this to go before it starts to settle down and move to other parts of the region. philadelphia, 60 miles west of me, has still got to see the worst of it. they're still expecting flooding in low-lying areas in philadelphia. that's the situation in atlantic city right now, erin. >> ali velshi, thank you. we're able to hear alli. in an hour or so ago, that was not the case, you could not hear him at all the storm was so bad there.
. he and chris christie toured the devastation the storm left behind the garden state yesterday. the president praised chris christie for his response to sandy. >> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive, he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> christie has commended the president of his handling of the disaster as well. >> this morning, d.c. leaders are warning people to stay out of the swollen rivers and creeks, but insist the drinking water is safe. at the height of the storm, some overloaded sewage facilities dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into local rivers and streams, and with all the debris and sewage overflowing the rivers, some people are wondering if tap water is safe to drink. >> there are no problems with public drinking water in this region. we have safe and adequate drinking supplies in the entire metropolitan ar
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in even chris christie in new jersey, who he's touring with today, was very laudatory about the president. i don't think i can handicap this one way or the other who it would really help but it does take the campaign off the front pages for a few days, that's for sure. >> jim, we saw mitt romney in ohio yesterday helping storm damage victim, sort of blending the two, or did his campaign get put on hold? >> they're donating, instead of getting campaign know nation donations, they're giving it to the red cross. you have to be sensitive to what happened to the folks in new jersey and new york state. the president gets a break here, to be quite honest with you, because now he gets to fly to new jersey and do the photo op and pretend he's concerned about this. >> you're saying the president isn't concerned about americans? >> i'm not saying he's not concerned but if you look at what happened prior to the storm, he was running around america campaigning very hard and -- as was -- but my point was it wasn't working in the polls. his polls were going down so, this gives him the chance to be regal
superstorm sandy. he will join governor chris christie. mitt romney is in florida tonight, preparing to resume his campaign schedule tomorrow. he is scheduled to hold rallies in tampa, miami, and jacksonville. he had to cut short his campaign yesterday but is pushing for on the trail wednesday. romney converted an ohio rally today to relieve donation event. for other parts of the north, it is a different story. >> a look at the recovery efforts following this ferocious storm. >> of the orioles players are known for their prowess, but are they taught in their positions in the american league? the answer is coming up in sports. >> >> many people to the north are dealing with enormous problems. some are without power and underwater. >> the damage estimates are now in the billions of dollars. jay gray has the latest from new york city. >> daylight revealed a new jersey shore. rigell with debris and homes ripped from their foundations, the famed boardwalk splintered. this roller-coaster was tossed into the secret >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> entire co
, tonight, new jersey governor chris christy tweeted there will be a few days of sorrow. but then new jerseyians will say to hell with this, let's get back to work. >> coming up tonight, new video from the aftermath of sandy. it left a terrible toll in new york city. tonight, we'll see the areas hit the hardest. >> people digging out after a bunch of snow from sandy. >> doug will tell us where sandy r . >>> sandy is slamming the country with more than just rain or wind. a foot of wet snow fell. upwards of three feet fell in the mountains. blizzard conditions forised the closure of i-68. >> earlier, we heard a resident in alexanderia dodging a bullet. when you consider what happened in new york city, you know how true that was. >> no burough was spared. we started where a record storm surge almost 14 feet flooded the streets. millions of gallons of water flooded the battery tunnel and faces of buildings were ripped right off. >> in queens, 80 homes destroyed by a huge fire driven by the wind in a beach front neighborhood of breezy point. nearly 200 firefighters waded through the flood
of an unlikely pairing. new jersey governor chris christie and democratic president barack obama toured the storm ravaged state of new jersey. >> i cannot thank the president enough for the his personal concern and compassion for our state. >> it's not the first time this week christie has offered praise for the president. obama is also applauding the governor. >> i think the people of new jersey recognize he has put his heart and soul into making sure the people of new jersey bounce back. >> it has created a stir. >> the next president of the united states governor mitt romney. >> christie is one of mitt romney's most outspoken supporters on the trail picked to give the keynote address at the republican national convention. >> real leaders don't follow polls. real leaders change polls. >> if history teaches us anything, it's that some things are bigger than politics. in washington i'm terry dun ham. >> it seems republican nominee mitt romney is softening the attacks on his opponent. yesterday romney held three rallies in florida but did not mention president obama's name at all. while romney was
this afternoon. he was tried by chris christie and quite a bit -- and craig fugate. afterwards, they visited a community shelter and spoke with several residents. the president promised residents that the federal government would not forget them, saying they are there for the long haul. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. it will not tolerate bureaucracy. i have instituted a 15 minute rule on my team. you return everybody's phone call at the did 50 minutes. >> this is our sixth conversation since the weekend. it is been a great working relationship to make sure that we are doing the jobs people inducted us to do. >> this traffic jam is the result of demand for gasoline after the hurricane. motorists were backed up for miles. it waited -- the wait in some areas is an hour if not longer. if you are planning to run in the new york city marathon this weekend, the race is still a go despite widespread damage from sandy, including massive power outages and no subway. organizers are trying to assess how the storm might affect plans including transporting minors to the start line on staten isl
. >> reporter: the new jersey governor chris christie will ask the president for help rebuilding the beaches. >> we'll do what we can to rebuild as quickly as we can. >> reporter: cuisine foes are losing about $5 million a day. regulators plan to visit each casino today before deciding when they can reopen. the destruction is widespread across new jersey. in hoboken, streets are flooded. more than two million people across the state are without power and new jersey's transit system is not running. analysts estimate sandy will cost $50 billion in damages and lost business, but there are signs the region is on the road to recovery. buses in new york city are running. the stock exchange is open for business and flights have started to resume at some area airports. cbs news, at atlantic city, new jersey. >>> the storm may even impact next week's election. people rushed to maryland's early voting centers last weekend before they were closed because of the storm. today early voting resumes in the state of maryland and d.c. along with in person absentee voting in virginia. maryland governor martin
. >> if you want to know how close the coordination has been, listen to new jersey governor chris christie. >> i've been in touch with president obama this afternoon. the president called me at about 2:15 this afternoon. it was just the two of us on the phone. we had a good conversation. the president wanted to know if we had everything that we needed to be able to respond to the storm. i told him we did. we wanted to check on the level of cooperation with fema, i said it was excellent. he said if at any point over the next 48 hours, i was not getting from the federal government i should call him directly at the white house and had he was going to be there. and that i should just not worry about dealing with anybody else. just call him. >> president obama was quick to point out the response is part of the normal government operations. it's not a reflection of the current election climate. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our e
new jersey governor chris christie who said to people that they need to get out of many of these coastal areas including atlantic city which was hit very hard, under water. well, he had a very angry reaction when the mayor suggested to some people that they could hunker down. here's what governor chris christie said earlier today. >> this is not a time to be a showoff. this is not a time to be stupid. this is putting first responders in significant, significant danger. and it is not fair to their families for you to be putting them in that danger because you decided that you wanted to be hardheaded. >> and, again, at this hour, sandy is still a massive storm. walloping the eastern seaboard. it did make landfall along the jersey east. joining me by phone, adam grossman of the new jersey office of emergency management. adam, what can you tell us at this hour? what's the situation? where are you most concerned? >> our concerns are statewide. we are going to continue to monitor as the night moves along and get into the morning hours, like the governor stated we're not going
: he said we would cut through red tape. that is important to us. gov. chris christie declared an emergency a couple of days before the storm hit. president obama signed a declaration that was a critical and necessary first step. we have seen in the past that sometimes the bureaucracy moves slowly and the people on the ground need to help. and they do not get as quickly as they should. the president very publicly to the whole nation, and of course here in my district, he had the director of fema with him. and he said there was to beat no nonsense and we were to cut through the red tape. he gives all telephone numbers to call. and if there was any problem some counties are still doing assessments. a friend committees did their assessment yesterday. we should have -- de front communities did in their assessment yesterday. host: will there be enough funding from fema to cover the damages? what did you think will have to deal with when you return from the lame duck session? guest: that is a question i am getting more frequently. we do not know exactly because we do not know the tot
also fanned out across atlantic city. and governor chris christie had some harsh words for the city's mayor for failing to order evacuations. >> many people said to us no, the mayor said we can stay here. i mean those are the kind of mixed messages that at their worst moment can cost lives. >> we had waves as high as the light poles down on the boardwalk. >> experts put a price tag on $10 billion to $20 billion for sandy and that makes it one of the most expensive in history. >>> sandy helped trigger a huge snowstorm further inland. at least two feet of snow fell in west virginia and tennessee and north carolina. storm caused several accidents and left many stranded on roads and thousands without power. a winter storm warning remains in effect for those areas until tonight. so we know it could have been a lot worse around here topper? >> last year we had a snowstorm on this date pretty much. not much downtown but 10-inches in the northern burrens. >> that's nothing like what we saw yesterday. >> this was incredible and you know i think in some ways we were lucky. i mean we had 60, 7
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's governor chris christie -- new jersey's governor chris christie is warning folks before they go back home of the devastation they may see and many of the homes they are hoping to get to may not even be there. >>> once again, here's erica. >> if you want food or gasoline in the northeast, you should be prepared to wait in line. lines that are sometimes miles long. katie is live outside a gas station. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you are going to wait and wait and wait. we are on 44th street here in manhattan. the line yesterday reached all the way down to 14th street. you cannot even see all the cars that went down from here. 26 new york city blocks. this morning, it is much of the same. new jersey, you're seeing the same sort of lines that go on for miles. what does everybody want? they want gas. the lines are long and open gas stations are few and far between. new york and jersey sites are searching to find those open stations and when they do, they've got to act fast. >> they said this station was moving real fast, and we came over. >> reporter: and thanks to some political
the government of new jersey, governor chris christie scolded those who ignored any kind of mandatory evacuation orders. here he was. >> but there are some towns in the atlantic and ocean counties that are only 50% evacuated from reports that i've gotten. i read some joker in the newspaper this morning saying i've never run away -- in his fatigues saying he's never run away from one of these, he won't now. well, you might wind up under it, not running away from it. this is not a time to be a show-off. >> chris christie this afternoon. i want to go straight to new jersey to maggie lee. she's in asbury park for us, on this mandatory evacuation list. i can see the rain, see that that wind there, maggie. tell me where you are and how bad it is from what you can tell. >> reporter: that's right, brooke. we are on the boardwalk just the shadows of the historic convention center here in asbury park. if we could swing around, this is exactly what governor christie is concerned about. we have a family out here who came to the boardwalk to check it out despite the fact there are police riding up and down,
the window. it's freezing, the wind is blowing. >>reporter: new jersey governor chris christie said residents of his state are devastated. >> this is a monumental task that we have in front of us, so i'm asking this week for their patience and then the week after that we're going to need their resill yens as we begin to go back to work and rebuild our state. >>reporter: president obama signed disaster declarations for new jersey and new york, clearing the way for federal aid. >> i want every agency to lean forward and make sure that we are getting the resources where they need -- where th're needed as quickly as possible. >>reporter: sandy is moving northwest bringing flooding and winter weather to the mountains. some power has been restored. still, though, more than 6 million people remain without power. the utility companies, they say it could take a week, it could take more. we are live in hoboken, new jersey this morning, i'm renee marsh. back to you. >>such incredible images, not only from new york and new jersey, also here in maryland. western maryland took us all by surpris
just yet. the president will travel to new jersey to assess storm damage alongside governor chris christie. it will be an unusual sight to see this close to election day. christie is one of mitt romney's top surrogates. he was also the keynote speaker at the republican national convention this summer. with a natural disaster, it's natural for party lines to be plurred. on nbc news christie offered up praise for the president. >> the president has been outstanding in this, he has expedited the designation of new jersey as a major disaster area. >>reporter: vice president joe biden says he'll resume campaigning today. >> assuming things continue as they are, we're going to resume our schedule in florida as scheduled. >>reporter: mitt romney will also stump in the sunshine state, swinging through jacksonville, taryp and coral gables -- tampa and coral gables. his running mate paul ryan plans appearances today in wisconsin and thursday in colorado. both campaigns are trying to make up ground after having to take time off due to hurricane sandy. what we know so far is that mitt romne
since super storm sandy bore down on the east coast, but recovery is just beginning. governor chris christie of new jersey is asking for patience. >> i need you to have patience as i'm trying to get all these things done. >> christie accompanied president obama on a tour of storm damage yesterday. the president said americans go through tough times, but always bounce back. >> my commitment to the people on this block, the people in this community, and the people in this state is that that same spirit will carry over all the way through until our work is done. >> in new york limited subway service is beginning today with flooded tunnels and packed buses many commuters have been forced to walk or bike into manhattan. >> we'll take it one step at a time and figure it out. hope for the best. >> governor cuomo declared a transportation emergency waives fees on mass transit until the end of the week. the storm damage was so extensive at well view hospital that -- bellevue hospital that it had to be shut down. 10,000 army, air and national guard troops have been put on duty in 13 states. t
jersey governor chris christie made some very, very dire assessments to what he expects the damage will be in atlantic city and on the jersey shore. take a listen. >> i think what we'll find, unfortunately, when we get to the jersey shore today is total devastation. and that's the real concern. because not only is it people's homes and private property but also you have the tourism industry in new jersey which is one of our biggest industries. we're going to have to work hard to make sure we're ready for next summer at the jersey shore. >> reporter: now, of course, the casino industry the biggest industry in atlantic city. those 12 flagship casinos have been closed throughout the week. they cost about $50 million in lost revenue during irene and the expectation was that because the season was a little bit softer, maybe it wouldn't be as bad. now it's clear that even though as christie called it the damage is incalculable right now it will be much steeper than irene. hopefully we'll get more from christie later. a few other buzz words, search and rescue teams went out at 5:30 trying
shore, and governor chris christie, president obama is going to be joining him. once again they will be taking a tour of some of the most devastated areas of the jersey shoreline. matt, back to you. >> natalie, thanks very much. >> we'll check back in with her as she has that view from high above the jersey shore. another huge story going on in this country. hard to believe that the presidential election is just six days away now, and the storm has forced several states to take a closer look at their election day plans. nbc's chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. mitt romney actually resumes a full campaign schedule today in florida, but president obama will focus for one more day fully on sandy recovery efforts. he'll get that firsthand look of the jersey shore and the damage there later today. election day may be six days away, but the president appears to believe the best politics, stay off the campaign trail. today it's storm-ravaged new jersey. tuesday red cross headq
on shore near atlantic city. new jersey governor chris christy issuecyst christie spoke in his own style -- >> don't be stupid. go to higher, safer ground. >> reporter: forecasters say parts of new york city could get the brunt of sandy. an 1-foot wall of water. 375,000 residents have been ordered to leave low-lying areas sunday. >> leave by 7:00 p.m. today -- >> reporter: widespread power outages are expected all along sandy's path. >> i don't want to -- >> i very my life, that's why. >> some people are saying? >> some people love their houses more than they love life. i don't want to be down here. >> reporter: we have been getting reports from the coast guard this morning it a ship that was in distress off the coast of north carolina. the "bounty," 150-foot-long ship. at last report we're told that 14 people have been rescued, two are still missing. meanwhile here in atlantic city the worst is yet to come. charlie, nora? >> jeff glor, thank you. south of atlantic city, coastal areas of maryland and delaware also under evacuation order. we have more from ocean city marylan
up and get out. schools and businesses are also on hold today. new jersey gov. chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring the evacuation order. tone from new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> you are not only putting yourself at risk, but the first responders who will have to assist you in an emergency. >> homeowners spent sunday boarding up and, laying sandbags, and gathering last minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene, and i don't know, this may be worse. >> the time to prepare is over, and now it is time to stay inside and hundred down. record predicting flooding and power outages that could last for up to two weeks. >> official from the better business bureau said that i.t. is a good idea to gather your important documents in case your home is damaged by the storm hit they recommend compiling an emergency document packet, including your social security card, your birth of the ticket, your passport, and contact information, will, as well as insurance cards, health records, pet information, and property and court documents. we will have another check of co
. >> the state was impacted first and really hard was new jersey. governor chris christie will be stopping by to talk about the impact on the garden state plus yesterday he chewed out a mayor in one of the biggest towns. find out about that. also we have been talking a lot this morning about storm surge meteorologist dwroels you what to be worried about. >> did you hear the story about the hms ship sank off the coast of north carolina. we will be talking to one of the rescue swimmers. if you go outside and discover that you have had some damage how do you get your insurance company to pay for it? we will tell you how to do that fox and friends live from new york 11 minutes from right now right here on the fox news channel. [ male announcer ] with 160 more miles per tank, the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the new 2013 ram 1500. ♪ with the best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. ♪ guts. glory. ram. ♪ try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone char
of those homes. right now, governor chris christie said finding those a are strand is priority number one. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. and we know that there are many people who own homes, who we've evacuated, who are going to want to get back on to the island to assess the damage to their homes. we are nowhere near letting you get back on the island will. >> mitt romney was checking for the victim. >>> the jersey shore was just crushed as we know. jim rosenfield traveled up 95 and just arrived. what are you seeing there so far? >> reporter: just arrived is right. we just got set up on the beach. we are in ocean grove right next to iconic asbury park just down the way along the beach. you can see with the camera, the damage that we've encountered as we've arrived. i'm standing on what was a large dune area. it has been completely washed away. you can still see some of the dune grass here. but the dune is really basically gone. right next to it on the other side, there is a railing there. that is completely gone. people coming out to see the damage. and
chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring evacuation orders. >> if something looks like it is stupid to do, it is. >> a similar tone from mayor bloomberg. you not only put yourself at risk but the first responders. >> sandy is over 700 miles wide with wind and rain that could last 36 hours. homeowners in the path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last-minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene. i don't know. this may be worse. i don't know. >> the time to prepare is now over and it is time to stay inside. an emergency official here said this is the worst case scenario. they are predicting record flooding and power outages that could last up to two weeks. >> if you bought a portable generator to prepare for outages we have a few tips officialsment you to remember. keep the generator outdoors and away from open windows. install a battery powered carbon monoxide monitor. allow the generator to cool off before refueling. because it will be raining avoid flooding around it and never try to back-feed from a portable generator it a wall outlet
, warning residents they could be without power for ten to 15 days. and chris christie is worried. that they might put generators indoors to get electricity. >> general new jersey. if it looks stupid it is stupid. >> reporter: already crews from the gulf of mexico to iowa are in their trucks, driving to the east coast in front of sandy's wrath. how bad could it be? believe it or not, this guy thinks he has an idea. a researcher at johns hopkins, he's put together a model, predicting, how many of us may lose power. remember, irene left 7 million without power. >> our model suggesting 10 million. >> reporter: roughly 10 million without power for a week or more. if 50 million feel the effects of this, that's 1 in 5, could be without electricity. if you're inland, think again, it could be a bad one. dan and bianna. >> it will go well inland. david kerley, thank you for your reporting. >>> another breaking story we're watching closely. a massive earthquake off the west coast triggered a tsunami warning in hawaii. our worst fears quelled for now at least. on our affiliate reports. >> ve
and businesses on hold today. new jersey gov. chris christie had strong words for anybody ignoring orders. >> if something looks stupid to do, it is stupid. >> a similar tone from mayor michael blumberg. >> you're not only putting yourself at risk, but also the first responder predict first responders will have to assist you in an emergency. >> sandy is over 700 miles wide. homeowners in its path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last minute emergency supplies. "we lucked out with irene. >> people need to stay inside and hunker down. from new jersey. but as we continue our coverage, which avenue some -- we have some new information we will be working on. >> he will look at conditions closer to the bay. we will have the 10:00 a.m. press conference from gov. martin o'malley. we'll have the conference live here on the tv 11. as eva mentioned, we are getting the latest updates from ocean city officials. we will provide the latest updates from in and around the maryland region. what's another live look from a virginia beach, virginia. back with more in a moment. >> good m
jersey governor chris christie, lavished him with praise. >> it has been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and the president will be back on the trail today in nevada, colorado and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia after rallies yesterday in florida balancing his push for early voters with a call for storm relief. >> please make sure that you go out and vote early. if you have a dollar extra, sent it to the red cross for our friends that are in harm's way. i love you. i appreciate it and together, we're going to win. >> reporter: later this week, the romney team starts a campaign splits they call the romney-ryan real recovery road rally. both campaigns still battling for the under voters that are generally favo
chris christie said getting them back on the grid is priority number one. >> we're in a triage and attack phase now of the storm. so we can restore power, reopen schools, prepublic transportation back online and allow people to return to their homes if they've been displaced. >> reporter: now for people no new york trying to go back to work two big challenges. first gas, no power, means most gas pumps don't work and the stations that to have power have lines that stretch for miles long. then once they can get gas their second challenge is having enough people in their car to enter new york city. since most mass transit is down, most cars are turned away with less than three people in it. that of course won't apply to the trucks that will heading in from virginia just a little bit later this morning. coming up in half an hour at 6:30 i will be talking with a spokeswoman from dominion virginia power and she says that this is the largest relief operation that their company has ever done. 1500 people that they'll be sending that way since most of the power in our area is back resto
missed your window to get out. even if you are trying to get out, you can't go anywhere. governor chris christie has closed 130 miles of highway. so, new jersey residents here, thousands of them without power, but many glad it's coming earlier than expected, hunkering down and hoping the worse will pass shortly. >> thank you very much. we'll be checking back. >> we're watching that picture very carefully of that high rise that's been under construction for several months in midtown manhattan. eventually going to be 90 stories high. and that crane that sits atop it, you shouldn't see that portion dangling that's sitting parallel to the building itself. that has been a partial collapse of that crane there. our robert frank is on the phone. you've covered that high rise on wealth report. it's been under construction for a while. what can you tell us? >> reporter: as you mentioned, this is a very high-profile building to begin with. 90 stories tall. several of the penthouses have sold for more than $90 million apiece. so, we have several billionaires living in this building. the reason it's
about 30 miles west of new york city. new jersey governor chris christie repeatedly warned residents about the potential dangers earlier. >> i'm very disappointed in the fact that some decided to disregard my instruction, in fact my order. and i'm concerned that it might lead to the loss of life. >> also, reports of homes flooded under several feet of water and several rescues have been under way including those stranded under cars while they were trying to escape. >> i'm scared to death. so many people are going to die today. >> authorities are working to evacuate hundreds of people from west atlantic city, where waters are dangerously high as well. so we've been talking quite a bit about new york city. that's the -- of course the highest population area that's been affected by this storm. and we want to give you a visual of the problem facing some city commuters in just a few hours. there will be no commute really. i look at the bridges and the tunnels that link manhattan to the outer boroughs. many are closed across the city. few details are available at this time about any mornin
to be rescued from showers after the power went out. new jersey governor chris christie said he is sfointed with atlantic city mayor for disregarding evacuation orders. sandy even took out part of atlantic city's famed boardwalk. >>> many along the coast battered by sandy are waking up to a massive cleanup effort. erica gonzalez is live in rehoboth beach with more. erica, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, eun. good morning. it's a very different morning for us today. i don't know what to tell you which was worse. yesterday we were getting slapped around by the wind and by the rain, but we were in the 50s. although we had gusts of 45, 50 miles an hour, with the rain and the sand, it felt awful. this morning it is blistering cold out here. i've got on gloves. when someone tells you to pack for a hurricane, you don't think of packing long johns and ear mu muffs. it is freezing out here. i want you to take a look. irene was easy. bring on sandy. minimal damage on rehoboth avenue and even along the boardwalk. you're seeing some debris, sandbags here. honestly, this town, this city was expect
jersey's governor, chris christie, echoing the warning. >> we should not underestimate the storm and should not assume predictions will be wrong. >> reporter: though mandatory evacuations are beginning to take effect, some say they are not going to leave. >> we have never left the house or evacuated in the past. we are staying. it's our home. it's our house. >> reporter: hopefully they live to not regret that decision. but let's take a look and show you what the path of the storm looks like. it continues as a category 1 storm over the next 24 hours, paralleling the coast and then some time monday night it makes a sharp left turn and makes its way onshore as a category 1 storm. and the problem is once it makes its way onshore it's not done yet. it is going to linger the next 72 hours. as it comes onshore storm surge will be a big issue from wilmington to norfolk about 3 to 6 feet above normal tide. as you get from ocean city, maryland, to montauk, long island, anywhere from 4 to 10 feet above their normal tide and, unfortunately, where this is heading it will be about an astronomi
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